James brings with him over 20 years of real estate experience in the greater Seattle area. He founded the Stroupe Group and has developed a team of specialized and dedicated urban real estate experts. Previously an architect, he brings a unique perspective to clients with a extensive knowledge of the construction industry. Currently, the Manager of Realogics Sotheby's International Realty, he is instrumental in helping run the office as well as assisting agents in their own success. He was also a past Member of the Standards of Practice Committee, which set ethics standards above and beyond what is required by law. Currently, Jim is a member of the Grievance Committee for the Seattle King County Association of Realtors, which is a committee for resolving disputes concerning real estate agents. He also teaches classes in real estate for advance training for agents to excel in the industry. He prides himself on attending many seminars, classes, & conventions throughout the year to stay abreast of current marketing, law, and trends. Meeting client's needs above and beyond their expectations is the foundation of Jim's success. His objective is to educate clients so that they can make informed decisions, and not be pressured by aggressive selling. By giving this level of service, he has developed a strong reputation from both the public and fellow agents. Jim strives to make the process of buying or selling as professional and stress-free as possible. His strong communication skills, as well as sincere desire to provide clients with the highest level of professional integrity are attributes you can rely on. Not only has this resulted in a strong referral business, clients deserve a dedicated, conscientious and energetic agent to represent them. As the urban market is ever changing, an agent who specializes and understands the trends and specific pros and cons of each building is vital when assisting clients to make informed decisions. This type of knowledge is what James offers clients. James' performance as your agent is guaranteed. His personal guarantee is as follows: 'If for any reason you become dissatisfied with my service, I will unconditionally release you from our agreement upon your request.' The realtor you choose will make a difference in successfully closing your property.